Friday, 8 February 2013
Taking a long walk...
Until this week posting on the blog has been a little bit less frequent, mainly because of rearranged meetings and appointments due to the wintry weather of the week before last.
Time for blogging has been somewhat at a premium also because of beginning to organise an event for the autumn: a pilgrimage on foot (together with anyone who wants to join in...) along the Camino Francés from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostella.
There are many spiritual reasons for walking the Camino, perhaps the most pressing is the need to emphasise the Lord's call to unity which underlies even the bitter disputes now raging in this part of the Church.
I have a practical reason for the pilgrimage, too: raising funds for our restoration work on the ancient church at St Arvans, something which is proving a little more complicated than we thought, and for the Macmillan cancer charity, a cause close to our hearts because of illness within the family and of not a few of our own parishioners here.
I have until early September to get (quite a lot) fitter..